Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Round 5 of #TheMessyProject Revealed!

If you've been around these neck of the woods for a while now, you may remember this post from back in July. I had the honor of being a part of the first ever #TheMessyProject. Does this picture ring a bell?

I miss being tan.... *sigh*
Well ladies, I've hopped aboard #TheMessyProject bandwagon again for round 5, and boy did the mastermind behind this fun project, Kelly, have a challenge in store for us!

If you've never heard of #TheMessyProject before, here's a little info for ya...



The Deal:
1 Top
5 Girls
5 Different Looks
1 Major Blog Post Day

But this month, there was a twist....

Kelly didn't send us a top, she sent us these crazy fun sequined SHORTS!

Like our Charlie Brown Christmas tree?? It was literally 20 degrees outside so I opted for a cheesetastic indoor photo sesh.
Let me be honest for point two seconds. I panicked when I opened these shorts. I mean, I live in Michigan and it's November! What's a Michigander supposed to do with shorts in November!? But, after a reassuring e-mail from The Messy Girl herself, I pumped myself up to pull together a fun outfit for all of those holiday parties that are just around the corner.

I was really annoyed with Justin at this point in the photo shoot, as you can tell by my fake smile...
I paired my sequined shorts with a blush colored blazer from Forever 21 and a cream camisole I bought years ago at American Eagle. Since Winter is knocking on our front door here in Michigan, I threw on a pair of tights to cover my bare (and super pale) legs and a pair of tall, heeled boots.

For me and my personal style, these shorts are a statement piece, so I was pretty minimal with my accessories. I added my tortoise shell Fossil watch, gold renegade cluster Stella&Dot bracelet, and a vintage gold and pearl wrap bracelet I found at an antique shop in Northern Michigan this past summer. 

These sequined shorts definitely put me outside of my comfort zone. They're not something I would pick out for myself, especially this time of the year, but sometimes it's good to step out of that comfort zone and have some fun!

So, what do you think about these festive sequined shorts for the holidays? Want to see what the other girls did with their shorts? Check them out below!

and the mastermind of #TheMessyProject...

P.S. KELLY! You should be proud of my THIRD DAY HAIR in these pictures! I know that's nothing for you, but believe me.... it's a miracle that I could even wear my hair down without looking like a greaseball! :)

27 comments:

Nikki said...

LOVE what you did with this! I love the idea of shorts in the winter and these would be perfect for the holidays!

Kate said...

I love the look, and I feel you about Michigan winters... starting to get chilly around here!

julia rose. said...

Girl, you did SUCH a good job with these shorts!! I would have freaked trying to figure out what to do haha, but I love them on you!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is one of my favorites but I am really disappointed that you sold out and wore those heinous shorts. Its December in Michigan, who thinks shorts like this are a good idea? Would you ever really wear these in real life? I think not!

Michael Z said...

I like how you used the shorts! This is classy and fun! I think the blush blazer makes all the difference.

Alana Christine said...

You did a great job! Definitely my favorite!

J and A said...

Nice work!! I like your color blazer better than mine with it for sure! Very cute look. I totally struggled with this! You looks natural in it! :)

Recently Roached said...

Love the outfit! I need some sequin shorts. Perfect for NYE! : )

Nicole said...

After looking at all of the other Messy entries for today, I think yours is my favorite, and i would totally rock this outfit! Well done!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Clearly you have zero taste - please stop bringing ur negativity around here. It's the holidays for Christ sake

Carisa said...

cute! i like what you did especially with the tights, fellow michigan girl here not sure id be as daring as you! love it!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. Clearly u don't think outside the box, I wonder wht creativity you have. ....o I guess u just copy what others do. Sad for u to wake up on a glorious day and thk and write negatively abt a pair of shorts. Maybe bloggings not for you. Jealousy is a horrible trait

Anonymous said...

Anonymous. Clearly u don't think outside the box, I wonder wht creativity you have. ....o I guess u just copy what others do. Sad for u to wake up on a glorious day and thk and write negatively abt a pair of shorts. Maybe bloggings not for you. Jealousy is a horrible trait

Chantelle Rowley said...

cute! love what you did

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Anonymous said...

The original anonymous has a point. The shorts are very shor and it has been frigid in Michigan! 2nd anonymous, who are you to say the anonymous commenter doesn't have creativity just because she thinks a pair of shorts are heinous!?

Anonymous said...

Who are you to say I have zero taste just because I think this pair of shorts are heinous. I am sorry Jenna had to wear those shorts when she otherwise dresses like a very classy person. Have you ever heard of something called the freedom of speech?

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

Have you ever heard of get a life? And we know ur making ur rounds commenting negatively on everyone's. jealous much?! Ah I love it.

Nicholl Vincent said...

you look gorgeous!!

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Celia Houck said...

You all did so great! Love your outfit!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

You look amazing!!!!! I love the high boots with the shorts! I knew you could do this & it came out even better than expected! You seriously look fabulous in those shorts!!!! And your hair looks freaking amazing!!!!!! Love it!!!! So so happy you did the project again! It was so much fun having you! You always go above & beyond!! Just perfect!!!

Anonymous said...

I have not made any rounds commenting on any blog except for this blog and your own, where I said the messy project is a good idea.I commented on Jennas because I have been following her blog for a while now and your blog because you are the one who created the messy project. I'm sorry you think I need to get a life because I disagree with you about a pair of shorts. Maybe you should get a life outside of blogging about clothes. There is more to life than clothes. In my opinion morals and standards rank above a good outfit. I'm sorry but I think jenna has higher standards than to wear shorts like that. If you choose to disagree that is fine but there's no need to harass me for stating my opinion.

Chelsea Lennox said...

I love how you styled them!

Kelly { Messy.Dirty.Hair.} said...

SHOW YOUR FACE THEN ANOUN!!! you think you're so high and mighty behind your computer screen you can't even tell us who you are. I learned this when I was a CHILD but clearly you need help - If you don't have anything nice to say DONT say anything at all. PERIOD! and really I think youre trash for being so negative. sorry your soooo jealous of how fabulous jenna & I look. and seriously girl, she has tights on. wow I feel so sorry for you.

Paige said...

Love it! You def make these shorts look like something even I'd wear and I am always soooo hesitant to try new fashion things!

Oh and I think your morals are still in tact even while wearing these shorts. They aren't even bad at all, especially with the tights and your all covered up and showing off your leg is balanced well by not showing off anything else. A lady always only shows off one of her assets at a time, and you definitely look like a lady!


(So, anonymous, stop attacking her morals over a pair of shorts. Geez.)

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Janna Renee said...

Jenna, you look HOT. Period. I love the way you styled them, and they look great on all of you girls. I am so jealous that I didn't join in again! :)